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Dr. DENG Wenjing - Material Flow Analysis of End-of-Use Cell Phones Generated in Households of Hong Kong
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Dr. DENG Wenjing

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Material flow analysis (MFA) recognizes whether the flow of materials is sustainable in terms of the environmental burden it creates. Numerous pollutants, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals, are released into the environment (air, water, and soil) during the crude recycling of end-of-life (EOL) cell phones, which cause serious human health risks to local workers and surrounding residents. The current research analyzes the flow of cell phones after the end of their useful phase in households Hong Kong.